Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be offered from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Nov. 28 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Coordinating the annual event with the church is Mission Texoma "Takin’ It To The Streets" Outreach.

The church is located at 101 East Hwy. 69 in Denison. The public is encouraged to attend and donations will not be accepted.

Allocation requests

Local charity organizations are encouraged to turn in donation requests between now and Jan. 31, 2014 to the Denison Service League.

League members raise money year-round via the group’s Bargain Box resale shop and various special events. These funds are then distributed to local charity organizations.

Organizations wishing to request a donation will need to send a letter to: Allocations chair, Denison Service League, P.O. Box 4, Denison, Texas 75021-0004. The letter must include the following: a description of the organization and how it serves the community; a list of the specific needs of the organization; and a specific amount of money being requested or note "any amount."

The deadline for receiving applications is Jan. 31, 2014.

CAC activities

BONHAM — A variety of activities are scheduled at the Bonham Creative Arts Center in the coming weeks.

The Art Is…study group will exhibit its "Serendipity" show in the gallery from Dec. 4 through 24. This exhibit entails each artist having a cork board showing the sketches and studies that led to their paintings. The group meets at the center twice a month and all artists are welcomed to attend.

On Dec. 4, the third annual "Sweets, Spirits and Sparkles" Grand Bazaar will be at the center from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. This event gives the public an opportunity to get Christmas shopping done and buy local at the same time.

The CAC’s adult painting parties — Art on the Town — winds up the 2013 season with a session at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11. Cheryl Wilson will be instructing the class and more information is available at

The Center will be open for regular business hours through and including Dec. 24 and will then be closed until Jan. 2. Call 903-640-2196 for information.

Nativity exhibit

BONHAM — The annual nativity exhibit, hosted by the Bonham Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been scheduled. The exhibit will be held at the church, 1540 S. Hwy. 78, two miles south of Bonham, and will be free and open to the public. Exhibit days and times are: 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Dec. 6; 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Dec. 7; and 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Dec. 8.

In conjunction with the nativity exhibit, the church will hold two musical presentations. At 7 p.m. on Dec. 7, the church will present "Wise Men Still Seek Him: A Christmas Cantata. On Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., the church will show a broadcast featuring a Christmas devotional by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Anyone wishing to display their nativity at the exhibit will need to contact Sandy Parten at 903-378-3341 or Dana Abbott at